Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Works for me Wednesday
My Works for me is a coping technique I am currently employing. I started a new job about 6 weeks ago. I am commuting about an hour each way. That is less time at home. The thing that is bothering me is the fact the most nights, with a boy having a baseball game that starts around 6:00, there is not time for me to cook dinner fo the famil. My wonderful Hubby has to do it. They are usually finishing up and getting ready to leave for the ball diamond by the time I get home. Actually, I have 2 coping techniques. I am packing lunches at 6am before I leave. The 11 YO usually buys his lunch (I grew up with a nursefor a Mom who believed a hot lunch was better than a PB&J on Wonder bread) but with the YMCA Daycamp, they need to take thier lunches. This week it is ham sandwiches. the 11 Yo said he needed more food the other day. the 6 YO said he got too much jello. But I am taking care of my family.
The second thing is that I am filling the crockpot a couple of days a week. Granted, Monday it was a Pork roast. Hubby had to figure out how to serve it and what sides to serve it with.
Which brings me to a request - Crockpot recipes. I've been through a lot of the crockpot sites on the web. The boys don't eat anything really spicy and I need recipes that can take 10 hours in the crockpot and do not require adding ingredients for the last hour. That's a difficult bill to fill. Thus the Pork roast (it was mixed with barbeque sauce and served on rolls with the ever present Mac and Cheese side dish). I have a couple of beef tip roasts that we season, cook and serve on crusty rolls ("I don't like beef sandwiches" I sometimes hear).